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Perfect Classical Music Mashup Merges 52 Famous Songs Into One Amazing Track

In this brilliant mashup of classical music, Grant Woolard manages to turn 52 masterpieces from 31 famous composers into a single track that anyone, even those who claim to hate classical music, will end up playing on repeat for days to come.

Artist Transforms Classical Music Into Stunning Fluorescent Light Show

Classical music is timeless, and if you don’t believe me, Bach compositions visually rendered as a CGI sequence of flashing fluorescent lights will hopefully convince you otherwise.

Beethoven's music may have been "both figuratively and physically heartfelt." New research by a team that included a cardiologist, a medical historian, and a musicologist suggests his unique rhythms may have been inspired by his own irregular heartbeat. It's thought that the composer's deafness likely heightened his…

Chopin Installation

Wall text from Jason Lazarus exhibit at Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Unsilent Night: A Festivus of Sound Unsilent Night: A Festivus of Sound

Tomorrow may be one of the more beloved holidays on the United States’ calendar, but a global secular holiday with a moveable dateline and a growing following begins soon after. This is “Unsilent Night,” the brainchild of composer Phil Kline. Each year in cities around the world, people gather with boomboxes and CD…

Insert Da Vinci Cello/Code Pun Here (via Gizmodo) Insert Da Vinci Cello/Code Pun Here (via Gizmodo)

Video of the "viola organista," an instrument designed by Leonardo Da Vinci five centuries back, but only now just built for the first time, via Robert Sorokanich of Gizmodo. More details at theage.com.au.

When orchestras summon a storm When orchestras summon a storm

What do atmospheric scientists do for fun? They bring their work home with them. At least, they do if they're Paul Williams and Karen Aplin, whose paper, to be published in November in the Royal Meteorological Society's journal Weather, analyses depictions of everything from storms to sunshine in works of classical…

This Cello Plays Sweet Music With the Power of Magnetism This Cello Plays Sweet Music With the Power of Magnetism

I haven't played a stringed instrument for half a decade, but something as magical as this could bring me back. See, hacker (and admitted non-musician) [magnetovore] crafted a cello that plays music with invisible magnetism instead of a traditional bow.

Live Out Those Weird Conducting Fantasies With Mozart on the TikTakt iPhone App Live Out Those Weird Conducting Fantasies With Mozart on the TikTakt iPhone App

Classical music may isn't to everyone's taste, but who hasn't waved their hands about like a conductor before? iPhone app TikTakt lets you do that, but by shaking the iPod to control music from the likes of Mozart and Beethoven.

Classical Music Lovers Get an iTunesesque Store of Their Own

It's not impossible to browse and discover good classical music online—but it's very, very difficult. The iTunes selection is limited, and the sound quality of downloaded music isn't up to Tchaikovsky. Sony aims to fix that with Ariama, a music store devoted the classics.

Bravo Gustavo iPhone App: Conductor's Baton Hero? Bravo Gustavo iPhone App: Conductor's Baton Hero?

The LA Philharmonic released an iPhone app version of its online Guitar-Hero-esque "Bravo Gustavo" game, for you ardent Gustavo Dudamel fanatics. It's really just a "wave your iPhone around like a baton" game, but it's free—and cultured. [BBG]

Sympho Canvas Orchestra Replaces Musicians With Speakers Sympho Canvas Orchestra Replaces Musicians With Speakers

Whoever said recorded music doesn't have the same intensity as a live performance should meet Lead Sound, the Japanese company behind the Sympho Canvas virtual orchestra. Forty-six speakers are arrayed in a concert hall similar to the placement of instruments in a real orchestra and each speaker "plays" a discrete…

Beds For All in Live Classical Concert: Good Idea? Beds For All in Live Classical Concert: Good Idea?

A mattress company in Tel Aviv decided to fill up a concert hall with 144 beds complete with pillows and blankets, giving music lovers the most comfortable way possible to listen to a classical music concert.

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